Topic: Joe's in-ear monitors

I'm not sure if JB lurks on these forums like has in the past, but I'm wondering if he's still using IEMs.

I just bought some Fender IEMs. The reason is my 4-piece band (2 guitars, bass, drums) everyone can decide on a good floor monitor mix. So when I walk over to the bass player, I cant hear myself. IEMs gives everyone their own mix no matter where they are standing.

I have yet to try them at a gig, but am optimistic. If JB used them (I saw him wearing some with his logo on them) and is no longer using them, I'd be interested to hear why he stopped using them.

Hope all is well guys, I don't get to post as much as I used to!

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Re: Joe's in-ear monitors

He doesn't get on the forum at all anymore.

But last thing he said was the IEM were killing his hearing as how loud he had them turned up to hear himself.

So as far as I know, No to the IEM

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Re: Joe's in-ear monitors

I heard him say in an interview that he would never use them again

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Re: Joe's in-ear monitors

He made that comment in a stage/rig walk-through at Red Rocks, if anyone is interested in looking for it.

Edit: I found where it was discussed before, and I'd pointed out that statement then:

https://forum.jbonamassa.com/viewtopic. ā€¦ 26#p340426

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Re: Joe's in-ear monitors

DougH wrote:

He doesn't get on the forum at all anymore.

But last thing he said was the IEM were killing his hearing as how loud he had them turned up to hear himself.

So as far as I know, No to the IEM

Interesting. I was hoping to kill the stage volume by running bass and guitars 'direct' (no floor monitors) in order to SAVE my hearing. Wondering if this is not the case?

- Nic from Detroit... posting on JB's Forum since 6-2-2006
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Re: Joe's in-ear monitors

NPB_EST.1979 wrote:
DougH wrote:

He doesn't get on the forum at all anymore.

But last thing he said was the IEM were killing his hearing as how loud he had them turned up to hear himself.

So as far as I know, No to the IEM

Interesting. I was hoping to kill the stage volume by running bass and guitars 'direct' (no floor monitors) in order to SAVE my hearing. Wondering if this is not the case?

Well, it depends. Are you running several 100w amps flat out like Joe used to??? I wonder if the Fenders he uses these days fill the stage more anyway?

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